Ardeana Hamlin



UMaine research shows Maine consumers willing to pay more for food sustainably harvested, seafood from the state — if they only knew

By Ardeana Hamlin on June 09, 2016, at 2:17 p.m.
ORONO —  Maine consumers would be willing to pay more for food that is sustainably harvested and some may even be willing to spend extra for seafood harvested in Maine waters, according to a recent survey conducted by researchers in the University of Maine School of Economics. The issue, according …

St. Joseph Healthcare introduces sports medicine service line

By Ardeana Hamlin on May 26, 2016, at 12:15 p.m.
BANGOR — St. Joseph Healthcare announced recently that it has launched a new product for any active member of the community, area athletes, weekend warriors, athletic directors and coaches. In collaboration with DownEast Orthopedics, Select Physical Therapy and Healy Chiropractic, St. Joseph Sports Medicine brings together a unique team of …

Memorial Day street dance

By Ardeana Hamlin on May 19, 2016, at 12:56 p.m.
Monday, May 30, 2016 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Location: Blue Hill Town Park, Blue Hill, Maine For more information: BLUE HILL — Flash in the Pans will provide music at a street dance 7:30-9 p.m. Monday, May 30, at Blue Hill Town Park. For information, go to …

Free device workshops in Bangor and Brewer

By Ardeana Hamlin on Jan. 28, 2016, at 11:42 a.m.
Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Location: 403 Wilson St. in Brewer and 403 Wilson St. in Brewer, and 9-10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, at 33 Mid-Mall Boulevard in Bangor For more information: Brewer at 989-3291 or in Bangor …

Bangor Parks and Rec offers activity program for homeschoolers

By Ardeana Hamlin on Dec. 03, 2015, at 3:20 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — The Bangor Parks and Recreation is offering a new activity program to area children who are home schooled. The program will have a mixture of unstructured and structured physical activity. During unstructured time, children will have a chance to shoot hoops, jump rope, play pass with a …

Marine museum to illuminate Wyoming sculpture as part of holiday celebration

By Ardeana Hamlin on Nov. 19, 2015, at 2:56 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015 6:30 p.m. to 12 a.m. Location: Maine Maritime Museum, Bath , Maine For more information: BATH, Maine — Maine Maritime Museum’s iconic sculpture, the evocation of the schooner Wyoming, will be illuminated for the first time ever at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5. In celebration …

Wildlife refuge in Milford gets boardwalk upgrade

By Ardeana Hamlin on Nov. 19, 2015, at 2:49 p.m.
MILFORD, Maine — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced recently the upgrade and replacement of 630 feet of boardwalk sections along the Johnson Brook Trail at the Sunkhaze Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Milford. The boardwalk sections were constructed by Great Northern Dock of Naples and installed by Borsetti …

Hampden Kiwanis Club to host poker tournament

By Ardeana Hamlin on Nov. 16, 2015, at 12:15 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015 11 a.m. to 12 a.m. Location: Hampden Kiwanis Civic Center, Main Road, Hampden, Maine For more information: Keith, 356-9949 HAMPDEN, Maine — The Hampden Kiwanis Club will hold its monthly Texas Hold ‘em Poker Tournament at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, at the Hampden Kiwanis Civic …

Hampden author to debut new book

By Ardeana Hamlin on Nov. 04, 2015, at 9:04 a.m.
Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Location: community room, Hamden town Office and Safety building, 106 Western Ave., Hampden, Maine For more information: HAMPDEN — Islandport Press in Yarmouth announced that it will host the launch of “The Havener Sisters” by Ardeana Hamlin, the third book …

Event at Bass park raises $2,000 for three women with breast cancer

By Ardeana Hamlin on Oct. 29, 2015, at 11:20 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine — The Shoes of Hope, the final event of the year for harness horse racing’s The All Heart Campaign of Maine, raised awareness and funds for breast cancer on Oct. 23 at Bass Park Raceway in Bangor. The event was held in honor of three women in harness …

Jams at the Grange features bluegrass music first and third Sundays in Brewer

By Ardeana Hamlin on Oct. 01, 2015, at 12:48 p.m.
BREWER, Maine — Jams at the Grange takes place noon-5 p.m. the first and third Sundays October through May, at the Old Town Riverside Grange, 1266 North Main St. in Brewer. The event is open to all levels of players, and to listeners. Unplugged stringed instruments only. Wheelchair accessible. Food concession. …

Museum announces of Taste of Thomaston event will not take place

By Ardeana Hamlin on Sept. 28, 2015, at 10:40 a.m.
THOMASTON — Knox Museum trustees announced that its popular food-tasting event, Taste of Thomaston, will not occur in 2015, despite earlier announcements to the contrary. Several unexpected and significant opportunities recently presented themselves to the museum, according to trustees who said they have directed their two full-time employees to shift …

Peace prize winner to give talks on creative nonviolence

By Ardeana Hamlin on Sept. 24, 2015, at 10:22 a.m.
Kathy Kelly, co-founder of Voices for Creative Non-Violence and recipient of the 2015 Peace Prize by the U.S. Peace Memorial Foundation, will share at three venues in Maine some of the many stories of her 20 years working as a member of international peace teams in Sarajevo, Lebanon, the West Bank, …

Free community classes will focus on human development

By Ardeana Hamlin on Sept. 24, 2015, at 9:20 a.m.
ELLSWORTH, Maine — For the third year, Paul Weiss, director of The Whole Health Center in Bar Harbor, will offer a free series of community classes Wednesdays, Oct. 7-Dec. 16 at the Unitarian Universalist Church on the Bucksport Road. The sessions will include gentle qi gong movement, breaks for refreshments, and teachings and experiential exercises. …

Meet the author in Bangor today, Aug. 12

By Ardeana Hamlin on Aug. 12, 2015, at 8:14 a.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: BookMarc’s, 78 Harlow St., Bangor, Maine For more information: 942-3206 BANGOR | Meet historian David Bergquist, author of the new book, “Bangor in World War II: From the Homefront to the Embattled Skies,” 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12, at …
Forest rangers and firefighters of the future graduated recently from a Bangor-based program at Penobscot Job Corps Center, the fourth class to make it through the Hot Shot program qualifying them to help rangers battle blazes in Maine. Some will complete advanced classes, with the goal of obtaining the Red Card which will qualify them for national deployment. Members of the Hot Shots graduating class are (front row, from left) Justin Mota, Kenneth Bennett, Joshua Desrosiers, Sean Babineau, Dominick Rodriguez, and (back row) Austyn Moody, Anthony Fernandes, Diana Gil, Ramadhani Mwielo, Dakar De La Rosa, Marie Francois, Jake Anthony-Greene, Ben Ladd, Tyler Shanahan and Darien Lane.

Community news

By Ardeana Hamlin on Aug. 10, 2015, at 3:04 p.m.
Senior citizens trips AREA — Area senior citizens are invited to go on a bus trip to Bar Harbor on Wednesday Aug. 26. The bus will pick passengers up at 10 a.m. at Old Town Elks Club; 10:15 a.m. at old Hampden Academy; and 10:30 a.m. Bangor Recreation Department. The …

Ellsworth Antiques Show at Woodlawn welcomes 13 new dealers

By Ardeana Hamlin on July 29, 2015, at 2:54 p.m.
 The Ellsworth Antiques Show will open Thursday, Aug. 13, and run through Saturday, Aug. 15, at Woodlawn.  The show and sale will feature 28 booths and 13 new dealers. Show hours are 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. The Ellsworth Antiques Show is thought …

Dover-Foxcroft theater to illuminate Maine lumbermen history in film and live music

By Ardeana Hamlin on July 29, 2015, at 2:05 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015 3 p.m. to 12 a.m. Location: Center Theater, Dover-Foxcroft, Maine DOVER-FOXCROFT | “In the Blood,” film and live music, will illustrate the history of legendary Maine lumbermen and river drivers at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2, at the Center Theatre. Admission is $10, $8, theater …

Silent auction a camp on Sebec Lake to benefit Center Theatre in Dover-Foxcroft

By Ardeana Hamlin on July 29, 2015, at 1:29 p.m.
 A Fundraising Gala to benefit the Center Theatre in Dover-Foxcroft will take place 2-6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, at Gustafson’s camp on Sebec Lake. The event also will offer free food and an open bar. Up for bid in the silent auction will be art, crafts and services from …

UMF Emery Community Arts Center in Farmington to present concert Aug. 13

By Ardeana Hamlin on July 29, 2015, at 11:17 a.m.
Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. Location: Emery Performance Space, University of Maine Farmington, Farmington, Maine FARMINGTON, Maine — The Emery Community Arts Center on the Univeristy of Maine Farmington campus will present the concert “Tori and Colin, with Love From Jersey” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13,  in …